Diamonds and Dinosaurs at The ROM
My husband and I took our two kids (age 4 and 6) to the Royal Ontario Museum (The ROM) on Friday night to view the “Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana”. My 6 year old daughter was quite interested, particularly with any video or interactive element. And while these videos were playing about continental drift I of course started to talk to my daughter about how the tectonic plates shifted, causing volcanoes and forming diamonds. I saw my hubby roll his eyes a bit and I thought, oh no my obsession with diamonds is looming. Though the gigantic dinosaur models were impressive I have to admit I pretended to be more interested than I actually was and found myself secretly happy when my 4 year old son’s attention span wained and he wanted to go explore the rest of the museum.
So on to The Bat Cave, Life in Crisis and finally onto Earth’s Treasures where we explored a huge variety of minerals, gems, precious metals and finally my favourite – the colored diamonds!
The minerals and gems were so colorful and interesting that it kept the kids interested for an entire five minutes! They learned a bit and I got to view these magnificent treasures for a few moments before they wanted to move along to the kids area.
Overall it was a great trip and quite educational. What good parents we are!